Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/2/13

Members of the St. Louis Blues say they are trying to change the culture of celebration in the NHL. The post-goal scoring celebratory team high five has been customary throughout the hockey world. Members of the squad that do the scoring typically make a loop toward their bench to celebrate with their teammates, but members of the Blues organization say their team is above all of that, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. St. Louis players will no longer celebrate goals with their teammates on the bench. “That came from a few gentlemen who used to play here,” winger David Backes said. “They felt like the going through the line thing was a high school, college type of play.” The change has been most noticeable over the last two games. In wins over Nashville and Winnipeg, the players involved in the goal-scoring have raised their arms and smiled in celebration but, “there has been no skate to the bench for a Conga line of high-fives,” as the Post-Dispatch put it. “I think this is a unique thing that maybe we can change the trend a little bit — score the goal, congratulate each other and let’s go do it again,” Backes said. The idea that the post-goal high five is juvenile seems to be widely held within the Blues organization, with players and coach Ken Hitchcock jumping on the bandwagon. “I think [not going to the bench] shows confidence, shows we’ve been there before. It’s kind of a business-like attitude, center T.J. Oshie said. “When we score a goal, we want to line up and get the next one.” The Blues are second in the NHL in goals per game with 3.7.Filed under: Alison Smith, Headlines, NHL

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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